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Old 06 November 2011, 05:13   #1
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Summer ribbing footwear?

What's the best footwear for inshore summer ribbing / beach-hopping
I have my boots for winter / cold days, and have worn "heavy duty" Crocs in the summers for the last few years but I'm getting fed up with the soles wearing flat within a season, giving no grip - not ideal especially when launching / recovering.

I don't want to be changing shoes all the time, so I want something that:
1) I can happily get wet / swim in
2) can wear ashore to walk round a beach / town
3) doesn't need socks!
4) has a decent non-slip sole
5) won't wear out quickly

Any recommendations?
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Old 06 November 2011, 05:51   #2
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What's the best footwear for inshore summer ribbing / beach-hopping
I have my boots for winter / cold days, and have worn "heavy duty" Crocs in the summers for the last few years but I'm getting fed up with the soles wearing flat within a season, giving no grip - not ideal especially when launching / recovering.

I don't want to be changing shoes all the time, so I want something that:
1) I can happily get wet / swim in
2) can wear ashore to walk round a beach / town
3) doesn't need socks!
4) has a decent non-slip sole
5) won't wear out quickly

Any recommendations?
I use my Merrell sandals most of the time - they can do all of the above, and have a Vibram sole which is hardwearing and grippy, and are v.comfy.

Hth, Ian
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Old 06 November 2011, 05:53   #3
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wet suit boots or wet suit plysoles. My other half has some pink slipper/plysole type shoes she likes.
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Look for ADIDAS JAWPAW !!

Adidas Jawpaw Wanderschuh: Outdoor-Schuhe Preisvergleich - Preise bei idealo.de

it is in german but shows this fantastic shoe !
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I've got some reef shoes from the dive shop, only I keep forgetting to take them so end up in bare feet which is fine until I get back to Itchenor and the walk across the stones is a bit uncomfortable.
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